SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

April 03, 2006 11:28 ET

Ipswitch WS_FTP Server Puts CCTV Solution Under Surveillance

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2006 -- Ipswitch, the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced that it has enabled WirelessUK Ltd to launch RemoteCCTV.net -- a new concept of remote access CCTV solutions.

IT specialist WirelessUK Ltd. provides wireless, Internet and digital CCTV solutions for business, industry and the home, allowing users to access data wherever they are. CatEyeUK is a division of WirelessUK, specializing in the Digital CCTV sector of the business. It provides total Digital CCTV, remote video monitoring and surveillance solutions over the TCP/IP network. CatEyeUK Ltd offers a RemoteCCTV.net solution, whereby users pay a one-time fee to have a camera installed in the designated area they have chosen to survey and pay $8 per month for the service. Once the camera is fitted, the user can then go online and access their account, which brings up the view from the fitted camera.

The concept of RemoteCCTV.net is simple: if motion is detected in view of the fitted camera, snapshots are taken and the images are uploaded into the user's dedicated FTP account. Depending on the package the user has chosen, they are automatically alerted by WS_FTP Server via SMS and/or email, that there has been motion detected within the surveyed area. The user can then go online to check the image, establish identity and then act upon this information if necessary.

Being quite a complex process, parent company WirelessUK required a specialized server in order to cope with uploading images onto the user's account, generating alarms and sending alerts via email and SMS. "We were told that, due to the complexity of our service, that we would have to have a server custom-made to meet our demands," comments WirelessUK Technical Director Jack Savas. "We gained some quotations for the costs involved and these worked out to be extortionate."

The company continued to search for another solution and discovered that Ipswitch WS_FTP Server would be the perfect mechanism to upload and transfer the image files from the cameras to the users' accounts and ensure that only the authorized user had access to the image files.

With its integrated notification engine, WS_FTP Server could automatically notify users via SMS and email that images had arrived for review. These data management capabilities in WS_FTP Server gave birth to the RemoteCCTV.net concept, enabling easy implementation of the desired workflow without creating a custom server application.

"After being quoted thousands of dollars a month by other server specialists, it was quite a contrast to find that Ipswitch's offering was perfect in meeting our system's needs, enabling us to use an Internet-standards-based data management server instead of a custom-built one," explains Savas.

"Ipswitch WS_FTP Server is perfectly suited to organizations that need flexible, secure, easy to use file transfer," said Kevin Gillis, Director of Product Management at Ipswitch. "We now have over 40 million users around the world relying on the WS_FTP servers and clients to transfer important data and are committed to continuing to lead FTP innovation, bringing new products to market and exceeding customer expectations."

CatEyeUK is proving to be extremely popular with both corporate and residential users. "The system is especially popular with the owners of luxury properties in London," comments Savas. "We are delighted with Ipswitch WS_FTP Server, as it has enabled us to put our service into practice at a realistic cost."

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets software that works for small to mid-sized businesses worldwide. More than 100 million people use Ipswitch software to collaborate via Ipswitch Collaboration Suite, monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, and transfer files over the Internet using the market-leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. To view the Ipswitch blog, visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to info@ipswitch.com or visit http://www.ipswitch.com.

WhatsUp and WS_FTP are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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